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Why Enrichment?

Having a happy and behaviourally healthy dog is more than just physical exercise, mental stimulation is just as important and should be a priority. Enrichment has increasingly become a focus for trainers, behaviour specialists and dog owners in recent times, and for good reason. In the past, a yard with some toys, walks, fetch and meals from a bowl was the standard for so many dogs. Through science and experience, we now realise the power of enrichment, not only for high energy dogs or ‘destructive’ dogs, but for every single dog, of all sizes, breeds, ages and abilities.

Enrichment, by definition, is the action of improving or enhancing the quality or value of something. By adding some well considered activities and toys, we are enhancing our dogs’ quality of life, not only mentally, but emotionally, physically and behaviourally. Enrichment toys and activities can help develop problem solving skills and frustration tolerance skills, it can build confidence, reduce boredom, build and maintain physical health, assist with weight loss, and reduce the chances of developing canine cognitive dysfunction. Clearly, the benefits exist for behaviourally sound dogs, but we have also discovered how much they can empower and improve the lives of nervous, fearful, anxious and reactive dogs. Obviously all dogs are different and these activities do not directly fix behavioural concerns, but form part of a whole petwellness approach to help them cope better in a human world.

Enrichment is our passion, and we love to help pets and their families discover the fun and benefits enrichment brings. We offer a variety of services from workshops to in home visits. Keep an eye out for our upcoming Enrichment Courses for puppies and adults.

dog puzzle fun workshop (6 months+)

This is a 1hr, paws (and nose) on workshop, designed to introduce you and your dog to the world of enrichment puzzles and toys. Your dog will be able to try a variety of toys and DIY activities to see what they like, as well as using their brain and having fun!

After this workshop, you will be able to easily incorporate puzzles at home and on the go, to enhance your dog’s quality of life, not only mentally, but emotionally, physically and behaviourally.

Enrichment toys and activities can help develop problem solving skills and frustration tolerance skills. It can build confidence, reduce boredom and stress, build and maintain physical health, assist with weight maintenance or loss, and reduce the chances of developing canine cognitive dysfunction. Implementing these activities may also reduce the chances of your puppy developing behavioural issues like barking, destruction, separation anxiety, reactivity, timidity and generalised anxiety.

Suitable for dogs 6 months and over, this workshop is also highly recommended for those families with children or expecting children, busy households, shift workers and multiple dog households. Not suitable for highly dog or people reactive dogs (barking, lunging, growling), however you are most welcome to attend the workshop without your dog and take the information home to implement. Contact us if you are unsure of your dog’s suitability.

Workshop Cost – $30

dog puzzle fun workshop (6 months+)

This is a 1hr, paws (and nose) on workshop, designed to introduce you and your dog to the world of enrichment puzzles and toys. Your dog will be able to try a variety of toys and DIY activities to see what they like, as well as using their brain and having fun!

After this workshop, you will be able to easily incorporate puzzles at home and on the go, to enhance your dog’s quality of life, not only mentally, but emotionally, physically and behaviourally.

Enrichment toys and activities can help develop problem solving skills and frustration tolerance skills. It can build confidence, reduce boredom and stress, build and maintain physical health, assist with weight maintenance or loss, and reduce the chances of developing canine cognitive dysfunction. Implementing these activities may also reduce the chances of your puppy developing behavioural issues like barking, destruction, separation anxiety, reactivity, timidity and generalised anxiety.

Suitable for dogs 6 months and over, this workshop is also highly recommended for those families with children or expecting children, busy households, shift workers and multiple dog households. Not suitable for highly dog or people reactive dogs (barking, lunging, growling), however you are most welcome to attend the workshop without your dog and take the information home to implement. Contact us if you are unsure of your dog’s suitability.

Workshop Cost – $30

Enrichment Visits

We bring the fun to your dog!  Enrichment Visits are ideal if you work long hours, shift work or simply have a busy lifestyle. We tailor our visits to your suit your dog, choosing activities that are not only fun, but engage your dog mentally and physically.

Enrichment visits run for 1hr in your home and incorporate play, enrichment activities, games, basic training or cooperative handling skills. We bring a variety of enrichment toys and activities to keep things interesting and provide photo/video updates. Special dietary requirements are no issue.

Casual Visit – $45
5 Visit Package – $210
10 Visit Package – $390

Enrichment Visits can be scheduled casually, but are best suited on a regular basis. We can visit once a week, multiple times a week, or whatever suits you and your dog. Multiple dogs are no extra charge.

We service Tingalpa, Hemmant, Belmont, Wynnum West, Manly West, Wakerley and Murrarie. Other areas can be serviced, but travel fees may apply. Contact us for availability or for assistance with a tailored package to suit your needs.

enrichment visits

If you work long or varied hours, or simply just want a friendly face to visit your dog to allow them toilet and break up their day, we can help. Enrichment visits run for 1hr and during this time, we incorporate play, enrichment activities, games or work on basic training and cooperative handling skills. We bring a variety of enrichment toys and activities to keep things interesting and can work with any special dietary requirements. If you would like them to be active, we can also incorporate higher energy activities or walk into their session.

Casual Visit – $45
5 Visit Package – $210
10 Visit Package – $390

Enrichment Visits can be scheduled casually, but are best suited on a regular basis. We can visit once a week, multiple times a week, or whatever suits you and your dog. Multiple dogs are no extra charge.

We service Tingalpa, Hemmant, Belmont, Wynnum West, Manly West, Wakerley and Murrarie. Other areas can be serviced, but additional fees may apply. Contact us for availability or for assistance with a tailored package to suit your needs.

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